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Articles from the November 30, 2022 edition

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As a freshman last year, Ethan Malabago remembers hearing the intercom come on for morning announcements at Sweet Home High School. Out came phones. Down went heads. "People wouldn't really listen to...

 

Christmas Tree to sing again

After a three-year hiatus, the Singing Christmas Tree will return this weekend, Dec. 2-4, with three performances and what organizers hope will be a large flavor of normalcy. This will be the choir's...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 30, 2022

Newly opened Moore Vineyard story of love

While many were out shopping for Black Friday deals on Nov. 25, Angie and Ron Moore celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary with the grand opening of their Moore Family Vineyard, located at 28041...

 

Earl Kelso Sr.

Earl Lynn Kelso Sr., 76, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 26, 2022. He was born June 15, 1946, in Pawnee, Okla., to Ray Leo and Lorraine Ellen (Brown) Kelso. Mr. Kelso lived in Los Angeles, Calif., Lebanon and Sweet Home. He was a journeyman roofer and a... Full story

 

James Kragness

James Bradley "Jim-Bob" Kragness, 69, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 14, 2022, at Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield. He was born July 19, 1953, in Langmack Hospital in Sweet Home to... Full story

 

Kim Landis

Kim A. Landis, 64, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 22, 2022. She was born April 10, 1958, in Long Beach, Calif. Her parents were James Bard and Helen Louise Landis. She lived in Brownsville and the Sweet Hom... Full story

 

Death Notices (Nov. 30, 2022)

Margaret Mary Rainbolt, 83, of Brownsville, died Nov. 22, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Ronald Allen Wolfe, 72, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 24, 2022. Sweet Home... Full story

 

Corinthian Jimi 'Jimaii' Nordahl

Corinthian Jimi "Jimaii" Nordahl, 29, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Albany, passed away Nov. 15, 2022, in Las Vegas. He was born April 3, 1993, in Corvallis at Good Samaritan Regional Medical... Full story

 

Thomas Jerry Potter

Thomas Jerry Potter, 89, passed away at home on Nov. 13, 2022, surrounded by family. Tom was born May 8, 1933, in Chandler, Okla., to Floyd and Thelma (Gaylord) Potter. When Tom was 3 years old, the family moved to California, eventually settling in... Full story

 

Sweet Home Junior High announces fall Honor Roll

Following are Sweet Home Junior High students who were named to the Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2022-23 school year, as announced by the school: Eighth Grade 4.00 Xander Blom, Mailey Brewer, Aaliyah Brown, Ryker Burr, Kandace Claunch,...

 

Hearty breakfast kicks off holiday season

Decked out for the occasion in the first photo, from left: Ali Gardner, Brett St. Clair, (turkey) Ellie Graham and Bryan Gardner promote a free breakfast served up by Angila Tack Food Services Supper...

 

Commissioners to tackle issues with Measure 110

Oregon’s Ballot Measure 110, which reduced some drug possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors and offered counseling as an alternative to jail time, also created unintended consequences when it came to dealing with juveniles, Linn County...

 

Public Safety (Nov. 30, 2022) Updated

Nov. 19 11:36 a.m. - Deputy located a travel trailer rented out by the caller, who reported that the renters refused to return it. Caller advised that they left it at Riverbend in space A8. Caller didn’t want to press charges but wanted a deputy...

 

Guest Commentary: Decarceration a disaster for U.S. (Nov. 30, 2022)

By Rich Lowry New York Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered one of the most memorable lines of the midterm debates when she said she didn’t know why her Republican oppo-nent, Lee Zeldin, cared so much about locking up criminals. Hochul’s highhandedness en...

 

From Our Files (Nov. 30, 2022)

Nov. 30, 1972 More than 100 items have been donated for the Roy Clover Memorial Fountain Radio Auction. Proceeds will help fund a memorial fountain honoring the late Police Chief Roy Clover in the small city park at First and Osage streets, near the...

 

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS (2022)

The Christmas season has arrived in Sweet Home, with windows getting some fresh holiday paint and a bunch of activities coming up this coming weekend, starting with the lighting of the City Hall Chris... Full story

 

State parks offer $5 discount on parking permits this month

Give the gift of the outdoors and save this season with the Oregon State Parks 12-month parking permit sale through December. The permit hangtag once again features whimsical designs from Portland artist El Tran. Holiday shoppers can buy the annual...

 

Around Town (Nov. 30, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. Suggested donation is $3.50....

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 30, 2022

Stamped for good

The classic game of "rock, paper, scissors" may involve a simple decision-making system, but the paper stamp has "got it covered" for junior rockhounds looking to pay for college. How those little...

 

Remembering meals, atmospheres on holidays of the past

We've come to the seasonal change when wintry weather nips at the warmth of memories - a good time to refresh ourselves with an inspiring walk through the East Linn Museum. However, the museum will...

 

Sweet Home Senior Center News and Activities (Nov. 30, 2022)

Monthly News -- Christmas Dinner: The Snior Center will host its annual Christmas dinner at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make appearances, and children from the Boys & Girls Club will perform carols. For more details, see...

 

To dock or not to dock: a tale of kittens' tails

I noticed her sitting in the far corner of the reception area, patiently waiting for the crowd to clear. She was an older lady with white hair. Short and petite, tanned to a rough brown, she was...

 

State grant program aims to reduce wildfire risk, protect lives and property

A $20 million landscape resiliency grant program is making Oregon’s landscapes more resistant to the threat of wildfire by treatments done through unique partnerships with private landowners and other local, county, state, and federal agencies....

 

Circuit Court (Nov. 30, 2022)

Warrants are out on the following individuals: Samuel Frank Ayers, Noah David Colgrove, Curtis Ray Daniel, Andrew James Freitag, Aaron Thomas Halvorson, Noe Hernandez-Reyes, Michael Trevor Hilton, Faron Walter Kennedy, Taylor Robert Mespelt, Carrie L...

 

Huskies named to Oregon West Conference All-League honors

First photo: Sweet Home football players named to All-League honors include, from left: Kayo Ebbs, sophomore, linebacker, Honorable Mention; Nathan Aker, junior, defensive line First Team, offensive l...

 

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